Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Virgin of Vladimir. 28 х 35 cm


According to believes, this Icon was written by St. Lucas on the table sheet from the room where Jesus, the Virgin and Josef had dinners. In the 12th century, the Icon was moved to the ancient Russian city named Vladimir. After 250 years, people started to call this Icon, the Virgin of Vladimir. The Icon saved the Russians many times from invasions of foreign enemies. During the Tatar’s invasion in the 16th century, the Tatars Emperor had a vision. He saw the Virgin surrounded by a great army overcoming his forces. Afraid of being defeated, the Tatars retreated and left Moscow.
People prayed to this Icon when there were natural disasters or foreign invasions and also asked to bring peace to disputes among themselves

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